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There are hundreds of different species of bacteria in thehuman digestive tract. The most beneficial ones of them all are known by thenames of bifidus, acidophilus and lactobacilli. They are very efficient in providingthe intestinal tract with a very healthy environment. Their main purpose is to synthesize naturallyoccurring antibiotics which kill off all the harmful sorts of microorganisms inthe intestines.

Commercially available acidophilus

The list of healthy food items which are efficient inenhancing the development and growth of the lactobacillus bacteria in the humanintestines are whey powder, green vegetables, Jerusalem artichokes, slipperyelm powder, sauerkraut, miso, but mainly milk and dairy products, especiallyyogurt. One may also use acidophilus in its supplemental forms.Acidophilussupplements may be purchased in various forms such as tablets, capsules, powder,suppository or douche. Acidophilus isusually sold in combination with fructo-oligosaccharides or bifidus.Acidophilus is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration agency, and itis not recommended for all those who have excessive intestinal bacteria andthose who have weak immune systems.

Health Benefits of Acidophilus

Acidophilus is very efficient when it comes to the creationof a healthy environment in the vagina or the gastrointestinal tract. Itprevents the occurrence of vaginal yeast infections when inserted in the formof douche or suppository. It can also be used to fight off all different kindsof digestive disorders and alleviate the symptoms of the inflammatory boweldisease. Acidophilus may also come in very handy when it comes preventingdifferent types of cancer and killing off various sorts of harmful bacteria.Acidophilus is also very efficient in enhancing the synthesis of folic acid,thiamine, vitamin K and vitamin B12 in the intestines. It may also come in veryhandy when it comes to reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood andincreasing the levels of good cholesterol in the blood. Acidophilus can also beused for the treatment of abdominal bloating and various chronicgastrointestinal disorders. Acidophilus powder needs to be mixed with warmwater and consumed in order to improve one’s intestinal health. The samemixture can be used as a vaginal douche in order to restore normal growth ofbacteria and prevent yeast infections. One should never consume acidophilussimultaneously with antibiotics.

Side Effects

Acidophilus may be associated with the occurrence ofdiarrhea and abdominal pain, and in some cases it may also irritate the vagina.

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